Yom Ha’atzmaut for Kids

Yom Ha’atzmaut for Kids

What is Yom Ha’atzmaut? Israeli Independence Day (known in Hebrew as Yom Ha’atzmaut) celebrates the creation of the Jewish State. Most countries have a birthday, a day each year that they remember their country’s start. In America, we celebrate our...
Hannukkah for Kids

Hannukkah for Kids

What is Hanukkah? Hanukkah is the eight day Jewish holiday known as the “festival of lights” or “feast of dedication.” Each year the holiday falls sometime between late November and the end of December. In 2013, Hanukkah will last from November 27th to...
Original coloring pages

Original coloring pages

The Jerusalem Connection has started a collection of original coloring pages for our For Kids section.  Check these out.  They are super cute. Shavuot: Moses and the Ten Commandments Hanukkah: Judah the Maccabee Purim: Queen Esther Passover: The parting of the Red Sea...
Sukkot for Kids

Sukkot for Kids

What is Sukkot? Sukkot—also known as the Feast of Tabernacles—is a Jewish festival to remember the forty years the Hebrews wandered in the desert. The years of wandering came after they were freed from slavery in Egypt and before they were allowed to enter the land...
For Kids

For Kids

The Jerusalem Connection Report has a brand new section just for kids! This site is a great resource on the Biblical feasts and festivals, Israel trivia, and so much more. We are expanding all year long so keep checking back! Hanukkah for Kids (December 20-28, 2011)...
Shavuot for Kids

Shavuot for Kids

What is Shavuot? Shavuot—also known as the Feast of Weeks or Pentecost—is a Jewish holiday celebrating the giving of the Ten Commandments and the Torah (the first five books of the Bible). When God delivered the Hebrews out of slavery in Egypt he brought them into the...
Passover for Kids

Passover for Kids

What is Passover? The book of Exodus tells us that four hundred years after the time of Joseph the Hebrew people had multiplied greatly, filling the land of Egypt. The Egyptians resented all the Hebrews. They made them slaves and forced them to do back-breaking work...
Purim for Kids (and the curious)

Purim for Kids (and the curious)

What is Purim? Purim is the holiday when Jews (and many Christians) remember the story of Esther. Esther was an ordinary Jewish girl who became Queen of the Persian Empire. God placed Esther in the right place at the right time. When the evil Haman issued a plan for...